Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium – February 14, 2014

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Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium
Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 2013 – 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall, Berkeley, California

2014: A Pivotal Point in the Flame Retardant Dilemma

Flame Retardants Exposed: Tales from Health Science and Investigative Journalism

01Arlene Blum, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute

Fire safety without harm: New California flammability standards

02Susan Kasper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati

Do Flame Retardants Impact Men’s Hormones?

03Paula Johnson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

Navigating the Science on Flame Retardants

04Donald Lucas, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Why Are Some Groups Pushing for New Fire Standards Now?

05Kirby Walker
Director and Producer of Toxic Hot Seat

From the Flame Retardant Dilemma to Toxic Hot Seat

06Tony Stefani
President, San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation

Why Firefighters Support Fire Safety Without Flame Retardants

Navigating the Challenges Ahead: New Frontiers in Chemicals and Policy

07Debbie Raphael
Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

California’s Safer Consumer Product Program: Opportunities to Affect the Use of Flame Retardants

08Eden Brukman
Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Olly Olly Toxin Free: Seeking Transparency for Building Products

09Stephen Naylor, Ph.D.
Science and Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute

Responsible Disposal of Flame Retarded Furniture Foam

10Michael Gorham
President, FoamOrder

Keeping the Couch You Love: Replacing the Foam for Healthier Furniture

11Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council

Producer Responsibility: The Policy Possibilities for Toxic Couches